Wildcat Central

September 28 - October 4

Don't forget!  Open House is Monday September 29!

School Hours  
AHS school day begins at 7:55 am and ends at 3:05 pm. Excessive tardies will result in ISS.  Please ensure your son or daughter is at school and on time. 

Students cannot sign out of school for lunch.  Leaving for lunch is an infraction of Cherokee County Board Policy 4215 (see page 9 in your handbook).  Students leaving for lunch, or family/friends bringing food from restaurants to school, violates the guidelines for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch program.  

Lunch is provided daily at AHS and students are welcome to bring lunch from home, but there can be no outside commercial competition to the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.  Violation of this policy jeopardizes the Free and Reduced Lunch program for all students.  

If students have appointments such as dentist or doctors scheduled during lunch, parents will need to come to AHS and sign their students out in person. 

New students  
If you have new neighbors or know of any students who need to register at any of the Andrews Schools it is very important that they drop by and begin the registration process.  

Home School Students  
If you have friends or neighbors who currently home school their high school students but are considering having them attend AHS, we would love to include them in the registration process.  If they have questions about AHS or would like to attend the 8th grade dinner and registration workshops, they are welcome to join us. 

Free and Reduced Lunch  
Free and reduced lunch forms were mailed to students' home addresses.  They are also available at the Cherokee County School website.

Congratulations to Joslyn Parker, our 2014 AHS Teacher of the Year!

Thank You
A big thank you to everyone who attended the Far West Marching Band event.  What a great night for music! 
We appreciate your support.

Parking Permit

All student vehicles parked at AHS must be registered and have a parking permit.   


Ways to help AHS

Ingles Advantage Card:  Link your Ingles Advantage Cards to AHS.  Go to:  
You will need to have your card with you.  We are able to use this money to buy classroom supplies. 


Coke Points:  We collect the lids off of Coke Products and the numbers off of Coke can boxes.  We are able to get school supplies and more with these  Coke Points.  Just turn in at the office at AHS. 

Sign Sponsorships:  If your business would like to have a banner in the stadium for this year, please contact Robin Hughes at 321-5415 as soon as possible.  The signs hang in the Stadium in the fall, Gym in the winter and at the baseball and softball fields in the spring.  

Plants:  AHS is continuing to beautify the campus.  As you are digging up or splitting plants this fall, please consider donating to AHS.  We will be planting things in the stadium and around the campus this fall. Just call for pick up or drop off at the office at AHS.   


Storage Building: AHS is looking for a storage building.  If you have a medium size  (10’ x 20’) building that you would like to donate please contact Virginia Haynes at 321-5415. 

Greenhouse Expert:  We are looking to finish off the greenhouse but we need some help.  If you know a lot about greenhouses and are willing to help get ours up and running please contact Virginia Haynes at 321-5415.  This greenhouse will be used in the spring by horticulture classes and upper level foods classes. 

Books:  We are looking for additional copies of classic literature and modern young adult literature.  If you have finished the books and would like to donate them, just drop them off at AHS.  

Titles include:

Night, To Kill a Mockingbird, Great Gatsby, anything by Shakespeare, Lord of the Flies,  Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant by Veronica Roth,  The Giver, The Hunger Games Series, books by John Green,  Silent Spring,  The JungleThe HobbitCatcher in the RyeFahrenheit 451,  The Crucible and any other classics of literature.  

Homecoming Announcements

Dress Up Days:

Monday, Sept. 29 --- Hobo day

Tuesday, Sept. 30 --- Bass pro shop day

Wednesday, Oct. 1 --- Literary character 

Thursday, Oct. 2 --- Awareness day 

Friday, Oct.3 --- Red and black


Parade:  The annual Homecoming Parade will be Friday, October 3 through downtown Andrews.  All participants will meet at the Ingles Parking Lot. 

Band Performance:  The AHS band will perform prior to the game on Friday night.  Come out early for a great show! 

Dance:  The band is sponsoring a Homecoming Dance.  The dance will be held at the Family Life Center of the Methodist church, immediately following Friday's game and ending at 11:30 pm.  Admission for AHS students and their guests is $5.  Tickets will be on sale during this week's lunches and at the door on the night of the event.  Dress is casual. 


Calendar Changes


The volleyball game scheduled for Monday, Sept. 22 has been  moved to Monday, Oct. 13th


Other Announcements

Fall Pictures
Students were given a code to preview school and sports pictures on the Blue Denim Photography website.  If you have misplaced your code, stop by the office, Mrs. White's room, or contact Blue Denim directly for assistance.  

Yearbooks on Sale

The 2014-15 yearbooks will go on sale Sept. 29 - Oct. 3.  Students who have ordered a yearbook will be placed into a prize drawing.  See Mrs. White for details.

Art Raffle

The Art Club is selling raffle tickets for $300 worth of original artwork. Tickets are $5 and the drawing will be October 11. See Mrs. Davis or Micaela West.  

Christmas Card Competition

Cherokee County Schools is sponsoring a Christmas Card Contest. Card designs must be completed and submitted by October 15. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners in every grade. See Mrs. Davis for details. 

Veteran's Day Art Show

Entries for the Veteran’s Day art show are due October 31. The theme is the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner.  Entries must include "200" and any lyrics from the song. See Mrs. Davis for more details.

Football Picture Proofs

Football photo proofs are available at  bluedenimphoto.com/proofing. Check the B.D. Facebook page for instructions on how to view proofs.

Wildcat Passes

Wildcat Passes are now on sale at AHS for $75.  The total cost for admission to all regular season home events is $192 - what savings!  See Cindy Gibson at the AHS office to pick up your passes. 


Andrews Athletics Facebook Page:  Coach Rickett has uploaded the fall sports schedules to the Andrews Athletics Facebook Page and the AHS website.  You can also find the required forms for participation in AHS Athletics under Wildcat Athletics on this website.   



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